5/2/16

William D. Moseley Mural / April, 2016


Our mural adventures have taken us to an east facing wall over at the William Moseley Elementary School in Palatka..Our 3 other murals faced west with the sun coming up over those walls at around 12 noon, and our window to paint was early mornings, my favorite time! Best thing to do now is to arrive at lunch time just as that hot sun is about to move on! Getting started then  motivates to us to really budget our time and energy!
Setting up our little shade tent helps to keep the paints from drying up..and provides shade for a break too! I was anxious to begin painting but measuring out the wall with reference points and getting the proportions correct is a tiring but important step!


 
 A little Moseley history:
The first elected Governor of Florida was William Moseley (1845-1849). After serving his term in office, he settled  in Palatka and operated a citrus grove there.  For this mural project, he will be depicted in that setting along with his grave site which is located in the West View Cemetery . The book in his hands will encourage young readers with the appropriate title 'Readers Become Leaders'.   So far we  have been visited by enthusiastic second and third grade classes who all asked great questions about the mural, and about Florida's history!
Well, it's a start! Background trees and orange grove are next!